Paz Pardo is an MFA candidate at the Michener Center for Writers studying playwriting and fiction. Plays include Movimiento Perpetuo/Perpetual Motion, which she performed in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Columbia, South Carolina (among other cities); Duct Tape Girl & Fetish Chick Conquer the World, which she also directed for BootStrap Theater Foundation in 2013; RubberMatch, a semifinalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference; and Chewed Bread, co-created with Nisa Ari, which premiered at the MAT in Colorado Springs and toured to Los Angeles and Stanford University. She has performed with TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California; the TEAM in New York; and BootStrap Theater Foundation in San Francisco; among others. As a dramaturg, she worked with the TEAM and 600 Highwaymen. Her chapter on the TEAM's process appeared in “Encountering Ensemble” (Bloomsbury Books). Her writing has also appeared in the Brooklyn Review and Howlround. She was awarded a Fulbright in 2012 for research in Buenos Aires. Her play Milton, MI was a finalist at the 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Conference.
Duct Tape Girl & Fetish Chick Conquer the World. 2W, 1 either gender.
A cartoon whirlwind of earnest attempts at the impossible. Following the tumultuous relationship of Fetish Chick and her sidekick Duct Tape Girl as they fight villains, boredom, and audience-generated nemeses, this play asks the question: given the choice, would you ever pick loneliness?
Milton, MI. 3W, 1M.
Leah's got writer's block, Amber's got ambition, Jake's got it all. The slugs in the kitchen are going nowhere fast. A play about threesomes, poetry, and not communicating. BAPF Finalist, 2016.
Ciertas Astillas/Certain Shards. 2W.
An exploration of migration, memory, and identity. My father moved from Argentina to California in 1973, the year of the Ezeiza Massacre, leaving behind his mother. Due to the Argentine dictatorship, he never moved back. By the time I learned Spanish, my grandmother's memories had given way to Alzheimer's. What did my grandmother remember, before she forgot? Who does that make me? Part documentary theater, part fictional story, Certain Shards is a bilingual exploration of identity and memory across two cultures.